This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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There had been some Target-dumped, Spanish-language ATAs at two local Goodwills. They were new in shrink wrap and priced at $4 each, and there were quite a number of them so I figured I could wait to purchase one -- how many tales of woe start with that line of reasoning, I wonder? Well, as these stories usually turn out, they were all gone the next time I went looking for one. Fortunately for me, the last one was stuffed on the bottom shelf, still in the shrink but priced at $8! I figured I would ask about the price and see if the clerk would give it to me for $4 and she did! So now I'm armed with two Spanish-language games -- Apples to Apples and Scrabble -- to play with Mrs. DSR who is a native Spanish speaker.
I saw this on the Thrifting for You list last year and it's been stuck in the back of my head ever since. Today, 18 months and a million plain 'ol Racko's I didn't want later, I see it on the shelves for the first time and smile. I love those "AHA!" moments. Of course it's no longer requested, but I brought it home anyway to see what it was about.Complete.
In my continuing quest to thrift more pre-1960 games than anyone else, I present this odd little gem. Parker Brothers version of the classic Go. I guess everything was better in 1950's Hollywood. Right? Anyway, not surprised it's the first time the game's been thrifted. There are only 3 owners of this oddity on the Geek. Make that 4.
Just couldn't leave this '68 with wooden bits behind. I tell myself it was only a buck, but after thrifting about 8 of these and only giving away a couple, I have to stop bringing these home. Anyone need any wooden bits?
$5.21 at unique thrift store in jamaica ny for the box with most of the terrain, the wound markers, and sparkly water, plus a baggie with the rest of the terrain. there was still another baggie for $3.33 with the cards, figures, dice, and order markers which i did not get. 9/13/12
And the third one for $.50. I couldn't find a list of contents in the box but it appears to be complete, including a piece of chalk and a pamphlet advertising 3M bookshelf games and sports games. This game was obviously played as the board has been filled in numerous times, but well cared for and in good shape considering the age. Also on the trade pile.
Found another one with all the parts dumped inside the box. I should be able to complete the one that I found last week. In my previous find most of the Russian army had been executed. After completing my box, there will be lots of parts for everyone or just for those people on the spare parts list.
In the box, looking well cared for and complete. Even the sticker sheet is there and waiting to be applied. And it came with four extra balls...that just doesn't seem possible, these things are always short half the balls. I'll chalk it up to clean living and luck, four dollars at the flea.
Actually it was a bundle for five dollars, the extra dollar went towards five Paranoia RPG modules. I'll put those up on the RPG list.
Very nice condition, but the kid who owned it didn't know how to break the cards out of their sheets. A few torn/ragged cards. Ah well. It's complete except for one of the three plastic markers (I have no idea which). But it looks like anything will work as a replacement.